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Costs and fees
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Results and resits
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The Solicitors Qualifying Examination (SQE) is a single rigorous assessment for all
aspiring solicitors. It consists of two parts: SQE1, which tests candidates’ functioning
legal knowledge and SQE2 which tests candidates’ practical legal skills. These assessments ran on 21st and 25th July, and 4th and 8th August 2022
This report includes statistics that provide some simple feedback on the assessments
and their performance. The table below shows the number of candidates, the passing
score, and the overall pass rate for FLK1 and FLK2. It also shows the number of
candidates who sat both parts of SQE1 and their pass rate.
The following table shows the average (mean) score, the standard deviation, median,
minimum, maximum and range of observed scores for FLK1 and FLK2.
These charts show the distribution of scores for FLK1 and FLK2, with a red line showing the passing score required for
Y axis showing Frequency
X axis showingScore (%)
Y axis showing Test
Graph key showingQuintile
These charts show the scores for different practice areas within FLK1 and FLK2 divided into quintiles. Each
quintile shows the range of scores achieved by a fifth of the candidates, with Q1 showing the top fifth and Q5
showing the bottom fifth of scores
Y axis showing Practice area
The SRA collects diversity and socio-economic data to help understand how candidates with different characteristics
and backgrounds perform in the assessments. The data categories are consistent with data collected by the Office for
National Statistics (ONS) and the Social Mobility Commission.
Based on responses to the online diversity survey, completed ahead of assessment registration, the following is
provided in each table for FLK1 and FLK2:
The number and proportion of candidates along with the pass rate is also provided for SQE1.
These tables provide data for the first attempt candidates, and mean scores and pass rates are not reported for
groups with fewer than 10 candidates. Performance of all candidates, including resitting candidates, will be
presented in the SQE Annual Report.
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Find out what happens after passing the SQE and admission to the roll of solicitors.